Fri, 18 July 2014
We all have our favorite TV shows but what makes HBO's series so good?
Today, James shares his first-hand experience of what it was like working at HBO and why they produce the best content on TV.
Find out how they started and evolved into an entertainment empire. HBO seems to have figured out the key to success when it comes to creating addictive series.
People lose their minds with these shows. Here is where you get an inside look to one of the most successful cable networks.
Plus, learn how you can use strategies like HBO to create your own successful company.
Direct download: Ep63_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 9:06am EST
Thu, 17 July 2014
Are you a shy person?
Do you have a fear of speaking in front of a group?
For some individuals, public speaking is the least of their worries – sometimes they have trouble just interacting in more intimate settings, such as a dinner party.
Today, James explains how he was able to overcome being introverted and what he does when he is feeling anxious about talking to others.
Direct download: Ep62_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:05am EST
Wed, 16 July 2014
If you know anything about James, you know how important exercising his idea muscle is to him.
Today, James reveals the secret to his idea generation.
Are all the ideas good ideas?
Does he try to execute all of the ideas?
Here, you will get James' personal approach to coming up with good, bad, and great ideas and how to execute those great ones.
Direct download: Ep61_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL_EDIT.mp3
-- posted at: 9:03am EST
Tue, 15 July 2014
Have you ever looked at a job description for a company but failed to apply because you thought you didn't meet the qualifications?
Every day, people sell themselves short and fail to apply for a job that they might be great at.
There are ways to get noticed without having the exact criteria a job is looking for. Today, James tells listeners several experiences where he was not qualified but was able to go around the gate-keepers and land a job.
Life is too short to not go after what you want. This is the episode that will give you unconventional ways to get noticed and prove that you are qualified.
Direct download: Ep60_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 8:29am EST
Mon, 14 July 2014
Even in a niche market, you need to stand out in order to get the most business.
Today, James and Aaron share several marketing steps that you should be doing to grow your business.
Whether you are self-employed or working as an employee in a company, you need to make your own business stand out.
James and Aaron go through two different business examples and the steps that you could potentially make in order to grow the businesses to millions of dollars in revenue.
If you are looking for a new and unique way to reach your intended audience, then this is the show for you.
Direct download: Ep59_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 8:31am EST
Fri, 11 July 2014
Are you feeling pressure to have children? Maybe you are reaching a certain age that people expect you to be raising kids already.
A lot of the pressure that you might be feeling is stemming from society, peers, family, or the media. But nobody controls your life. You have to take control and do what you feel is right.
Today, James talks about his own personal experience and how timing has nothing to do with having children.
There are several things that you will have to give up and, of course, many experiences that you will gain. You just have to decide what is worth more to you.
Direct download: Ep58_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL_EDIT.mp3
-- posted at: 8:55am EST
Thu, 10 July 2014
OK, so you have chosen yourself... now what?
This is not the time to feel guilty or sad that you may be ignoring other parts of your life, such as your full-time job.
Life is too short to harbor any regrets. You have every right to take time for yourself and go after what you want.
Today, James and Aaron talk about how to avoid guilt while choosing yourself. It will inspire you to take that next step when in doubt and go after what you want in life.
Start today… Choose yourself and don't look back.
Direct download: Ep57_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:06am EST
Wed, 9 July 2014
It's completely normal to feel insecure in certain situations, especially when it comes to relationships, where jealousy can sometimes surface.
Is there a simple way to avoid this awful feeling?
Today, James and Aaron share several things that you should communicate, avoid, and start doing immediately in any relationship.
Just remember, no one is in charge of your happiness but you.
Direct download: Ep56_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 8:34am EST
Tue, 8 July 2014
James gave a talk at a conference a couple months ago in Dallas. In his talk he said that, "everybody has a book inside of them. You just have to find what that book is and write it."
In order to become a writer, and make money doing it, you need to make writing a daily practice.
Even if you are a great writer or you have room to grow your skills, this is a great way to exercise your idea muscle as well as possibly start a career.
Once you have confidence in your writing, it's only natural to wonder if you could actually make money for a living by simply writing.
Today, James and Aaron share several ways that you can make a living as a writer.
Find out how you could be making millions by simply writing at a sixth-grade level...
Direct download: Ep55_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 8:45am EST
Mon, 7 July 2014
If you choose not to go to college... will you feel left behind as your friends go on to different universities?
How can you make the most of your time and feel great about avoiding the cost of college?
Today, James shows you just how easy that can be. You don't want to be standard or ordinary; you want to stand out in life. College will give you standardized tests, but won't challenge your ability to grow your skills completely on your own.
You might have more opportunities by not going to college... plus, you will be way ahead of your peers financially by avoiding the massive amount of debt.
The things you can do with financial stability and zero debt can be worth much more to you than a degree.
Direct download: Ep54_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 9:03am EST